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Protest over mass surveillance begin at GCHQ today

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Three-day protest by supporters of civil liberties groups opposing GCHQ's surveillance powers
29 Aug 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: GCHQ staff lend a hand to the Tor Project and Sony gets slated for its security. Again

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Popular this week include an analysis of Sony's security shortcomings and the cheeky tip-offs from GCHQ staff to the Tor Project
29 Aug 2014

Medway Council upgrades and virtualises its outdated IT estate

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Medway Council shifts to virtual desktops to support its move to more flexible working
29 Aug 2014

Insurers to demand more data via telematics to fine-tune insurance prices, says AXA CIO

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AXA CIO Kevin Murray reveals how telematics devices, in-car and in-home, will increasingly help to set insurance premiums
29 Aug 2014

IBM's Watson supercomputer turns from Jeopardy! to crunch scientific research data

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Watson Discovery Advisor cloud-based software will help scientists analyse research data
28 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Google tests drones, start digging your bunker

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'Project Wing' gets its first public flight, but how much of our lives does Google want to control?
29 Aug 2014

Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m for coding glitch that led to faulty transaction reports

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There was 'simply no excuse for Deutsche's failure to get this right', says FCA director
29 Aug 2014

Pay-by-touch feature to debut in iPhone 6 - report

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Move by Apple could kick-start mobile payments, especially in the US
29 Aug 2014

Government hires Magnus Falk as its first deputy CTO as Whitehall IT shake-up gathers pace

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Former Credit Suisse CIO to take up deputy CTO mantle in Cabinet Office, reporting to Liam Maxwell
28 Aug 2014

Former US government cyber security chief used Tor to trawl for paedophile images

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FBI put malware onto websites only accessible on Tor to identify and track criminals using Tor
28 Aug 2014
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Date: 12 Nov 2014

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Judge rejects latest Apple injunction plea against Samsung

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US District Judge Lucy Koh says patent disputes have not harmed Apple's reputation or sales
28 Aug 2014

Samsung unveils 'first ever' smartwatch that can make and receive calls

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Samsung will be joined in smartwatch market by LG, Sony and, perhaps, Apple
28 Aug 2014

Milton Keynes College improves BYOD network and data centre efficiency with IT revamp

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College boosts effiency by replacing data centre with Dell servers based on Intel processors
27 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Two per cent of electorate register to vote online, government congratulates itself

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Digital reform still sees government sending out letters confirming online registration
27 Aug 2014

NHS shifts from ill-fated Spine to Spine 2

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HSCIC says core services and messaging moved to new infrastructure in phases
27 Aug 2014

'Sony doesn't understand security': Why PlayStation Network is such an attractive target for hackers

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Sony’s poor reputation for security and the prestige of taking down a gaming giant attracts hackers
27 Aug 2014

TGI Fridays UK selects Cyntergy to solve service desk woes

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Restaurant chain staff were previously wasting time on calls to several different support desks
26 Aug 2014

Mozilla releases £20 smartphone in India

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Intex Cloud FX will 'enable the masses to get a smartphone experience at the cost of a feature phone', says phone manufacturer
26 Aug 2014

FBI probes Russian government links to JPMorgan cyber attacks

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State-sponsored response to political situation being 'investigated' by FBI
28 Aug 2014

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins sinks $20m into Snapchat

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Messaging app now valued at around $10bn after Kleiner Perkins investment
27 Aug 2014

'Clear room for improvement' for data protection in local authorities, finds ICO

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No councils get high assurance rating for data protection in Information Commissioner's Office audit report
27 Aug 2014

Microsoft admits Surface Pro 3 overheating issues, promises fix

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Only i7 version of company's new hybrid tablet seems to be affected
27 Aug 2014

Apple preparing 12.9-inch iPad for March 2015 launch

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New 9.7-inch and 7.9-inch screens will be ready by Christmas - with a 13-incher out next year
27 Aug 2014

Gmail can be hacked with 92 per cent success rate, says University of California

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Hotels.com, Amazon, Chasebank apps all also at high risk according to research
26 Aug 2014

Intel reveals world’s smallest wireless modem at 10mm

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IoT enablement seems target of miniature new self-contained hardware
26 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Whatever you’re doing, it’s probably against the law

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Met Police make laws up as they go along
26 Aug 2014